Updated: July 13, 2020 at 7:01AM

Hesburgh Library Operations

In Phase 2 of the University’s reopening plan, in-person access to all Hesburgh Libraries locations is suspended. However, the Hesburgh Libraries will continue to provide service continuity via virtual access to expertise, online/digital resources, and remote services in support of teaching and learning. During this time, their expertise and services are just a phone call, email, or Zoom consultation away.

The Hesburgh Libraries is accepting requests for physical materials submitted through the catalog. Users can also continue to request scans of hard-copy materials from the libraries via electronic document delivery. 

The libraries will accept the return of borrowed materials from undergraduates from May 22–June 14 and from faculty and graduate students beginning June 15. 

Service Modes and Phased Reopening Approach 

Remote Services

  • Remote and Online Services; Digital and Electronic Resources
  • No Building Access for Users

Select Expansion of Services — Begins June 15
Enhanced Safety Preparations for Fall Semester Begin 

  • Select Expansion of No-contact Services
  • Remote Services Continue
  • No Building Access for Users

Select Expansion of Building Access — Begins July 1
Enhanced Safety Preparations for Fall Semester Continue

  • Select, Controlled Building Access
  • No-contact Services Continue
  • Remote Services Continue

Fall Semester on Campus Begins — Targeted For August 10
Enhanced Safety Protocols, Service Modifications and Space Restrictions in Place for Hesburgh Library and Branch Libraries by August 1

  • Building Access Expands with Modifications
  • In-person Services Resume with Modifications
  • Remote Services Continue

More information is available on the Hesburgh Libraries COVID-19 Service Continuity Website.